Nearly 300 participants attended the 2nd World Forum on Ecosystem Governance held in China from 5-7 November 2018. The forum addressed key topics related to the sustainable management of natural resources and ecosystem services, including ecosystem accounting and the SEEA-Experimental Ecosystem Accounting.
Three important international initiatives each seek to create enabling environments for better decision-making, by mainstreaming considerations of natural capital. The Forum on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) for Better Policy, the Government Dialogue on Natural Capital, and the Combining Forces Initiative have joined up to hold a combined meeting on 26 to 27 November 2018 in Paris during what has been called Natural Capital Week 2018 (Paris, France).
Under President Xi Jingping's vision for a sustainable symbiotic relationship between nature and human society, China has embarked on several programmes. The EU-funded National Capital Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Project, which is working towards implementing ecosystem accounting in China, is part of China's broad commitment to sustainable economic growth.
As part of the Regional Training Programme on the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounting for Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, the SEEA will conduct an online course between September and November of 2018, to share with the participants a common level of technical knowledge on the SEEA EEA.
The theory and practice of ecosystem accounting took center stage in June as experts from around the world convened in Glen Cove, New York to inform the revision of the SEEA Experimental Ecosystem Accounts (SEEA EEA).
The Green Development Statistics Forum is organized by the Guizhou Provincial Bureau of Statistics on 7 July 2018 ias part of the broader event Eco Froum Global Annual Conference 2018 held in Guizyang Guizhou Province in China
The thematic discussion of the Green Development Statistics Forum will be centered around the theme "Serving Ecological Civilization Construction: Innovating Green Development Statistics".